[NTG-context] Using virtual fonts defined with lua-code

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Wed Feb 9 14:30:54 CET 2011

On 9-2-2011 12:23, Ulrike Fischer wrote:
> Am Tue, 08 Feb 2011 17:07:39 +0100 schrieb Hans Hagen:
>>>>> Does some interface exists in contex/mkiv which allows to use such
>>>>> virtual fonts together with the normal font loading code? E.g. could
>>>>> I move the code for the font to some file ("cmr10-red.vflua") so
>>>>> that a request \font\mytest="cmr10-red" will simply find this file
>>>>> and use the code like vf, tfm or otf-files are found and used when
>>>>> needed?
>>>> It's relatively easy to add support for that. However, when I've
>>>> done that Khaled has to make sure that it also works in his wrapper
>>>> code as I don't know to what extend he overloads code. I can only
>>>> test in the plain variant and context.
>> You only need to load one extra file:
>>       loadmodule('font-lua.lua')
>> Then, if
>>     \font\mine=file:luatex-fonts-demo-vf-1.lua at 12pt
> What are the search pathes for such virtual lua fonts? I suggested
> the file extension ".vflua" because I thought it would be senseful
> if not the search path for general .lua files is used. I wanted to
> put this virtual fonts in a dedicated location e.g. fonts/vflua/....

I'm not going to hard code something like that as it's a macro specific 
issue. You can try (untested):

fonts.formats.vflua = "lua"

Paths and lookups are also a macro package issue and as khaled probably 
has specific file lookup code for latex, I suppose that the lookup can 
be handled there. If not, we can make the remapper extensible.

Anyhow, "tex" with "other text files" sounds good enough for me. Also, I 
suppose that names should be unique and the files that you make in some 
latex specific (sub)path in order not to clash. As this is not that 
generic, maybe something: tex/latex/fonts/vflua is best.


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